The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / East of England
Rank 104 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 21 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 0.21% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.27% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 10
Median daily rate £438 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +45.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1693 1839 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.71% 77.99% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1103 1211
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 169 139
Median hourly rate £37.02 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 14 £450 -
Suffolk - 3 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire +5 1 £425 +41.66%
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 25 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (38.18%) Post-Production
2 21 (38.18%) SAP
3 18 (32.73%) Migration
3 18 (32.73%) Data Migration
4 14 (25.45%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
5 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.82%) Oracle
7 11 (20.00%) SAP BW
7 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (20.00%) SAP BPC
7 11 (20.00%) Coaching
8 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 10 (18.18%) SoapUI
8 10 (18.18%) Gherkin
8 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 10 (18.18%) Selenium
8 10 (18.18%) Finance
8 10 (18.18%) Java
8 10 (18.18%) SQL
9 9 (16.36%) ETL
9 9 (16.36%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (16.36%) Cisco
9 9 (16.36%) CCNA
9 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (16.36%) JIRA

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.27%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
1 4 (7.27%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (20.00%) SAP BPC
2 5 (9.09%) Magento
3 4 (7.27%) SAP PS
4 2 (3.64%) SAP CO
4 2 (3.64%) SAP FI
4 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.82%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Internet
1 5 (9.09%) LAN
1 5 (9.09%) WAN
1 5 (9.09%) WLAN
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (14.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.09%) DB2
5 5 (9.09%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
7 3 (5.45%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 10 (18.18%) Selenium
1 10 (18.18%) SoapUI
1 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.36%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) Appium
3 5 (9.09%) JBehave
3 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.09%) JMeter
4 4 (7.27%) FitNesse
4 4 (7.27%) JUnit
4 4 (7.27%) Maven
4 4 (7.27%) NUnit
4 4 (7.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (5.45%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) Tester
3 11 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
4 10 (18.18%) SAP Functional Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Automation Tester
6 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 7 (12.73%) Consultant
7 7 (12.73%) SAP BI Analyst
8 6 (10.91%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (9.09%) Designer
9 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (5.45%) Technical Tester
11 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
12 2 (3.64%) SAP FI Consultant
12 2 (3.64%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 8 (14.55%) Web Services
3 5 (9.09%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) J2EE
3 5 (9.09%) Spring
3 5 (9.09%) XML
4 4 (7.27%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) NHS
3 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Data Extraction
4 3 (5.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.82%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (38.18%) Post-Production
3 18 (32.73%) Data Migration
3 18 (32.73%) Migration
4 14 (25.45%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 11 (20.00%) Coaching
6 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.36%) ETL
8 7 (12.73%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.91%) BDD
9 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.91%) Functional Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.09%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) Java
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) ABAP
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) CCNA
2 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (14.55%) CCA
3 8 (14.55%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (14.55%) MCSE
3 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (12.73%) BC Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) MCP
5 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.64%) ISEB
6 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) HNC
7 1 (1.82%) HND
7 1 (1.82%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Firmware
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) SAP
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.09%) hybris
5 5 (9.09%) IBM
6 4 (7.27%) Atlassian
7 3 (5.45%) Ab Initio
7 3 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.64%) HP
9 1 (1.82%) Adobe
9 1 (1.82%) Avaya
9 1 (1.82%) Novell
9 1 (1.82%) VMware